A service provided by the BC Centre for Disease Control
Regarding HIV testing, when is it necessary for one to re-test at 6 months? Under what conditions should one re-test at the 6 months?

Hi.

I’m not quite sure if you are asking about routine testing or HIV window periods. Here is a bit of info on both:

When to get routine testing depends on things like whether you and your partners have other partners, whether condoms are used and how they are used. Click here for more information on when to get tested. 

For HIV window periods, the virus is usually found in the blood within 3-6 weeks, but it can take up to 3 months. Click here for more information on HIV and testing.

Please leave a comment to let us know if this answers your question or if you need more info.

Health Nurse
 

This answer was posted on November 6, 2012

Was this helpful? Please tell us why
Categories: STI Testing
Search more on: HIV, testing, STI, window period

Community comments

No comments yet.

Add a comment

Log in or register to post comments